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Take Three Colours: Watercolour Lakes & Rivers: Start to Paint with 3 Colours, 3 Brushes and 9 Easy Projects Paperback – 23 August 2019
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A complete course in learning to paint with minimal materials
If you've always wanted to have a go at painting but never had the confidence, these are the books for you, you'll be amazed what you can achieve in just a few simple steps, even if you've never picked up a paintbrush before.
All you need are three tubes of paint, three brushes and a pad of watercolor paper, and you’re ready to go! Build up your skills as you work through the nine easy projects, and produce beautiful watercolor paintings.
Learn how to:
You will need only three round brushes to do all the paintings in these books: a no. 10 (large), a no. 4 (medium) and a no. 2 (small). You will learn that you can make a whole variety of marks by the way you hold the brush and the amount of pressure you apply. A little time spent practising and exploring the different marks you can make will always pay dividends.
If you use the three colors just as they are, they are referred to as ‘pure’ colors. However, by combining them together in your palette or on your paper, you can create lots of extra colors.
Trace and transfer pictures
The paintings in the books are shown at full size so that you can trace the drawings from them. This will allow you to transfer them to your watercolor paper, making it even easier!
And in no time at all
You’ll have nine beautiful paintings you'll be proud to put on display.
Praise for the series
This is a brilliantly simple idea brilliantly presented. If you're new to watercolour a complete beginner just getting started, or have maybe had a go and got lost along the way, this simple and clearly laid-out book will get you on track. --Artbookreview
I have reviewed a lot of books on painting for beginners but this series is the best to date. Very highly recommended for anybody who wants to learn watercolour painting. --www.myshelf.com
Jargon-free and pared down to the absolute essentials, these are the perfect books to get you started with clear advice and excellent step-by-step colour photographs. --Leisure Painter
To build anew, you first have to take apart what was there and this delightful book will help you see the world through fresh eyes.― Paint Magazine
From the oopular Take Three Colours series comes Stephen's Coate's Water Lakes & Rivers. Using just three colours- red,blue and yellow- Stephen shows us how to paint lakes and rivers in watercolour. And it's not just the colours that are limited: a plastic palette and watercolour pad and three brushes are all you need to begin. The projects have been carefully chosen so that even the most novice painter will be able to achieve encouraging results straight away. Clear step-by-step photographs cover each stage of the process and the finished paintings are shown full size so that you can trace over them to further ease your journey.― Leisure Painter
Take 3 Colours is a brilliantly simple idea that’s been brilliantly presented. All of the authors so far have understood the brief impeccably and Stephen Coates is no exception.
The strapline is “3 colours, 3 brushes, 9 easy projects” and it’s not just a superb way to get started with painting, but also an approach that strips your technique back to essentials if you’re feeling it’s got just too complicated and that you may be over-working.-- Henry Malt ― Art Book Review
About the Author
Stephen Coates was born in Sheffield in 1960. The son of a draughtsman, he was introduced to drawing at a very young age. He excelled in art at school but chose a career in retail, working first in the music industry for 16 years followed by another 16 years running his own catering business.
Over a period of 20 years, Stephen learned and specialized in watercolours in his spare time, and gradually developed his own style and unique brand of teaching. In 2011 he traded his sandwich business for a career in art and teaching. He became a full-time professional freelance artist, and set up his own studio in Sheffield with the purpose of teaching others watercolour painting. From here he runs courses, workshops and hosts his own amateur art groups. Stephen also demonstrates his skills and shares his expertise at art societies all over England, and exhibits at a variety of national art shows. Visit his website www.coatesart.co.uk.
- Language : English
- Paperback : 64 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1782216979
- ISBN-13 : 978-1782216971
- Best Sellers Rank: 122,536 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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